Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Google Searches During Pandemic Hint at Future Increase in Suicide

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This shows a girl looking out of a windowStudy reveals Google searches for information about financial difficulties and disaster relief increased significantly during March and April compared to pre-pandemic months, while searches related to suicide decreased. Previous research found financial distress was strongly linked to suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Researchers warn that, despite the decrease in searches related to suicide directly, the increase in searches linked to financial hardship may be an indicator of increased death rates from suicide.